Tuesday, July 20, 2010

National Review: Sessions, Cornyn "halting to the point of being embarrassing"

From National Review Online:
Congressional Republicans who don’t think the party needs an agenda should consider the performance of Rep. Pete Sessions and Sen. John Cornyn on Meet the Press over the weekend. Asked about their affirmative program, the leaders of the GOP campaign committees in the House and the Senate sounded a very uncertain trumpet — indeed, one that was halting to the point of being embarrassing.

Sessions talked of balancing the budget, although without daring to mention anything close to a specific, and of reading bills before they pass. Out of desperation, Cornyn was forced to say he’d like to see the work of Obama’s fiscal commission before addressing spending. If GOP consultants who are advising the party to avoid embracing a substantive agenda prior to the November elections get their way, this will be the pitiful Republican dance for the next three-and-a-half months...

...Republicans should have confidence in their ideas. If they can’t offer an alternative to Obama...they should be in a different business.

3 comments:

bill said...

Didn't see it. Did Cornyn do anything other than hold his hat. Texas politics and Texas lawmakers are largely an embarrassment.

Nancy said...

Cornyn didn't do much more than sit there with a deer in teh headlights look and gave the same talking points with no specifics. The democrats ont he panel were just better prepared. Cornyn and Sessions were an embarrassement to the state.

Lisa said...

I remember one thing, John Cornyn kept saying "my constituents" want so-and-so--that made me so mad, 'cause "his constituents" vary greatly on what we want for the country and for Texas, and if you've ever called his office for anything you'll know that his staff is rude. If you don't agree with what Cornyn's doing, they'll argue with you saying that he knows best!! I'm not kidding--during the health care debate, I called his office with some of my own ideas, and the aide told me I was wrong and that Cornyn knows best what's good for Texans!! I couldn't believe how rude that guy was.